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? >>> and we go out to san diego where the family of the late nfl star junior learned he had a brain disease when he committed suicide. did football kill him? >>> and back to hollywood, my favorite movie of the year "lincoln" gets the lion share of oscar nominations. this is a fabulous film about government dysfunction and how abe lincoln solved it then. can we learn something about it now? the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up this evening, call it the d.c. gun show. all the major gun players meeting with vice president joe biden and attorney general eric holder. cnbc's own eamon javers joins us now with all the details. good evening, eamon. >> good evening, larry. well, even as the vice president was holding a meeting in the white house complex today about gun control. word came of a new school shooting today, this one in taft, california, and two people were wounded. meanwhile at the white house itself, the vice president said he's starting to see a bit of an emerging consensus coming together about what ought to be in the package of ideas he's going to present to the preside
. it is really the year of the rookie quarterback in the nfl. and two of the top three face off at fedex field on sunday. it's just the second time ever the two rookie quarterbacks have gone head to head in a playoff game. robert griffin iii has helped resurrect the redskins. and russell wilson, no longer a secret in seattle. on sunday, wilson tied peyton manning's rookie record with his 26th touchdown pass of the season. wilson's 115 passer rating in december, the highest of any quarterback in the nfl. like his rookie counterpart, rg3, wilson can run as well. for the season, griffin is the nfl's third-ranked quarterback. while will sob is right behind him at number four. >> i definitely think we have very similar qualities. you know, i think he does a great job of throwing the football and running the football. you know, both strengths of our game. i think the biggest thing is, you know, i'm trying to focus on what i can do to help our football team win. that's my focus this whole entire week. >> i did get to meet him a couple of times and talk to him. you know, great guy. but, you know, like
revolutionized not just this city, but the nfl as a whole. they have made big time changes. when you see success with the players, it translates to the coaching staff. as rg3 keeps improving on that knee, the system run by the shanahans, and specifically kyle, who is in his third season as offensive coordinator, teams are now starting, you're hearing his name mentioned with a lot of job openings. seven head coaches were fired already, so there is a lot of talk. will mike shanahan allow kyle to interview in kyle addressed the situation yesterday after practice. >> yeah, definitely. i mean, i think every coach in the nfl, i think that's all of our goals. everybody wants an opportunity to be a head coach. i really hope some day i get that opportunity, and very flattering to be mentioned for it now. i didn't know that until i read it, and it's not something i'm asking about or hearing it's ha say it's hard to understand how focused and in a small world we are right now as coaches. >> you saw the smile there. what that is, dad, mike, will not allow son, kyle, or jim haslet for that matter, interview
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is innocent. >>> well, as the redskins return to prominence in the n.f.l. , there has been more talk about the team returning to the district of columbia. they've been playing at fed ex field in landover since 1997. and now bruce johnson reports that d.c. mayor vincent gray wants a name change to be a part of any future relocation discussion. >> reporter: mayor gray says there's been no commitment from skins owner dan snyder but there have been talks. have you had a discussion with dan snyder about bringing the redskins back to d.c. say in five years? >> i've talked to the team. we have had very preliminary discussions. >> reporter: the mayor suggested the team would have to undergo a name change. >> there's no doubt there's going to have to be a discussion about that. >> reporter: native americans and others consider it a racial slur but team owner dan snyder has won court battles to keep it. mr. mayor, you think the name ought to be changed? need to drop the redskins? >> i think it has become a lightning rod. i would love to be able to sit down with the team, bruce. i'm happy to do that
in the nfl. notre dame's head coach, could he be looking for a move to the pros? which could have him facing the redskins twice a year. scott smith will have the details. >>> the u.s. postal service had a problem on his hands. over more than 100 chickens were heading to somewhere else. the washington humane society stepped in to rescue them and helped them find a permanent home. irene, drop the itch. we dropped the itch, you can too. with maximum strength scalpicin®. it's not a shampoo so you can stop intense itch fast, wherever you are. i dropped the itch. free yourself from embarrassing scalp itch. drop the itch with maximum strength scalpicin®. also available scalpicin® 2 in 1, itch relief plus dandruff control. . >>> i'm scott smith with the sports edge. robert griffin 3 doesn't like to wait. a division title in the year's proof of that and he's making sure to take a similar approach in his recovery from surgery. in a radio interview, the doctor who performed the operation said that griffin was already waiting on him this morning to start his rehab and recovery. not even 24 hours afte
. barbara, back to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> new today, details about the brain of the late nfl great junio junio juniors say you. they say he had a degenerative brain disease. he was suffering from cte which leads to dementia, memory loss and depression and is associated with repeated head injuries. it's also been found in dozens of other nfl players. this comes as the nfl faces lawsuits by thousands of former players who say the league withheld the information about the harmful effects concussions can have on their health. >>> in other football news d.c. maier vincent grey said held consider changing the redskins name if the team moves back into the district. >> i think it has become a lightning rod and i would love to be able to sit down with the team and i'm happy to do that. sit down with the team and others concerned and see if a change can be made. obviously, our basketball team did that. >> some people say the name redskins offensive to native americans. the mayor and other city leaders have talked to the team about possibly bringing a new stadium where rfk is located now. >>>
.  . >>> hello and thanks for staying up with us. i'm lindsay murphy. >> the playoffs are under way in the nfl. we'll show who you has already advanced. >>> but we start with the redskins. five years ago today, redskins lost the nfc wild card game at seattle, 35-14. it was the final game for hall of fame coach joe gibbs. tomorrow, the hope for the redskins is that with seattle on their homefield, the outcome will be a whole lot different. the seattle seahawks have won five straight. the skins, seven straight. but those streaks mean nothing now that post season play is under way. following a 3-6 record at the bye, redskins had no other chance but to win out and guarantee their first playoff appearance since 2007. they d
contained around the ends. shut down marchand lynch. fore them to slow the ball more than they want to. nfl coaches like to pass. >> i thought the key to the game was that the key that scores more points would win. >> what did i tell you about stealing my notes? >> it is a scientific fact. >> back to you. >> it was your in-depth tweets that you will be sending. hash tag, my fox dc. >> we'll be watching. >>> kevin mccarthy is here to talk about this weekend's new releases plus the big films that will make their screen debut later this year, coming up.  >>> drama about kids trying to make it in the music business opens at the box office today along with the latest installment in a grim slasher franchise. >> how are you doing today? >> good. >> happy new year to you. >> happy new year. before a lot to lock forward to. >> lots of monthies opening up. >> i saw the worst movie of the year last night. i cannot get over how bad this film. was. it is called texas chain saw massacre 3-d. >> the 2003 remake with jessica beal, this is a direct sequel to the '74 class being.
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ex field this afternoon, workers were there painting the nfl wild card banner on the turf. we haven't seen that in a while. the game is this sunday, it's the team's first home playoff game since the '99 season the today the skins met with the media for the final time before their game with seattle. carol maloney joins us with more. >> we have news you need to know. robert griffin will be wearing his brace this sunday, according to mike shanahan. and lichtensteiger did not practice today dueling to his sank the sprain. he will be a gametime decision. a rookie is really to step in for him. >> i don't think it's a negative. i think the way we're approaching this game is the same way we approached the last seven. it is a playoff game. so we'll be ready. i think all the guys in the locker room know what's at stake. you have to play like you have nothing to lose. >> the cowboys game, the cleveland gales, the rachs game, giants game, cowboys again, we don't have a choice. if we lost we're not in it. >> when you get to the atmosphere when you're in the stands that you can't lose, you understand yo
braves. when george preston marshall bought the nfl franchise from boston in 1932, they played at braves field. that is where the name came from. they became the redskins when they moved the next year to fenway park. in 1937, the redskins transferred to washington d.c. >>> it is time for this morning's four down showdown. >> the redskins' offense squares off against the defense. >> this is a special edition of the four down showdown. the post-season edition. two guys who have already played it once this year. lorenz a alexander representing the defense and aldrick robinson representing the offense. >> lorenzo, you think you got cheated the first time. >> the trash talking has begun. the first down question. this popular fish market in seattle features fish being know the name of it. i know they throw them. i have no clue. >> ill aa give -- i'm give a i multiple choice. -- i'll give you the multiple choice. >> seattle fish company, pike place or fisherman's wharf. >> firer man's wrarve. >> no. >> pike place. >> this popular tv dramas centered around doctors at the fictitious see the grace
this morning we're looking ahead to the big game. we're now just seven hours away from the kickoff of the nfl playoff season. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm richard jordan. it is saturday, january 5th, 2013. we have two games on nbc 4 today. then, of course, tomorrow the redskins, the game that people have been waiting years for. >> we are so fired up about this. the fans, everyone. i don't even think they care about what the weather is going to be like. >> let's find out anyway. let's go outside to meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning to both of you. good morning, everybody. i think people care a whole lot. it's just hard to tell whether dry weather favors the home team or the visitor since they're coming from a rainy place. i say the dry weather favors the redskins tomorrow. dry and cold for sure. if you're headed out to the game, you'll definitely need something to keep you warm. outside for now, what a beautiful morning here in upper northwest washington. this is the view from our tower camera, which is about 503 feet above my head looking out to
wants more answers. a new discovery has been >>> star nfl linebacker junior seau was suffering a brain disease when he killed himself last spring. researchers at nih made that discovery after seau's family asked them to investigate the death. they found the nfl great had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or cti, i can say, common in people with, symptoms including mood swings, irrationality, and depression. his family said he exhibited all those behaviors prior to his suicide. >>> tomorrow the centers for disease control and prevention will come out with their latest flu numbers, and they're expecting some big increase sfloos doreen gentzler joins us with what details about what local doctors are seeings. >> if you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, it is not too late, but don't wait another minute to get one. that's because some clinicings are running low on flew vaccine supplie supplies. >> headaches, sore throat, achy. >> i'm buying hall's and airborne to keep me from getting sick. >> reporter: patients are pouring into the e.r. looking for relief. >> we've had a huge surge. probably
major surgery on his right knee. highway tore the acl back in college. >>> the nfl players association the latest group to demand better turf at fedex field. the union says the field was in horrible condition before sunday's game against the seahawks. it conducts a survey each year of playing fields at nfl stadiums. it has not released its latest results, but fed next field usually -- fedex field usually ranks in the middle. that is likely to change this year. >> this is terrible. this is terrible. >> one of the seahawks' players yesterday had some strong words about the field. michael robinson compared the conditions to "working in a sweatshop." he shot this video of the field before the game. >>> 6:04. this morning a duel action for virginia lawmakers -- a call to action for virginia lawmakers. governor mcdonnell used his state of the commonwealth address to push for incentives. mcdonnell urged lawmakers to sign off on a new $3.1 billion transportation plan, including more money for the dulles metro extension, as well as an education plan that includes teacher pay raises, new teacher
-- glamorous and balls. a >> covering the nation tonight, star nfl linebacker was suffering from but the generative disease many took his own life last may. doctors conducted a study of three unidentified brains and found that he was suffering from a dramatic encephalopathy. seau's family says he exhibited symptoms in private and they became worse before he took his own life. pressure to release photographs taken of osama bin laden before and after the raid that killed him. a group argued before the u.s. court of appeals that the obama administration claims it releasing that information could harm national security, but the group says there is not a specific basis for that claim. the appeals panel is concerned that the images could be used by al-qaeda for anti-american propaganda. >> meanwhile, the movie about the killing of osama bin laden, "zero dark thirty" is nominated for best picture. the nominations were announced this morning. "lincoln" received the most nominations. other pictures vying for best picture -- "les mis" and "life of pi." the field for best actress includes
to be taken from his good knee to repair the damaged one. >>> a son of former nfl junior seau is speaking out after his father was suffering from a degenerative brain disease. he's upset that he didn't have the awareness to help his father more and now it's too late. he suffered from cte. it's associated from repeated blows to the head. he shot and killed himself last may. he's one of three former nfl players found to have cte after committing suicide. >>> nhl players are beginning to vote on whether to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. the vote is electronic and will continue through saturday at 8:00 a.m. the board of governors unanimously approved the deal yesterday. if a majority of the 700 players eligible to vote approve the agreement, training camp will start this sunday with a shortened 48-game season set to start on the 19th. >>> a south carolina school board is deciding whether to fire a high school english teacher for going too far after he stomped on an american flag in front of his students. attorneys say the teacher was trying to spur discussion in class and wanted t
situations in one knee. the nfl players association may launch an investigation into the handling of rg3's injury. if they move forward, independent doctors will be brought in to see if the redskins followed recommendations of their medical staff and issue a report. the union has already called for the redskins to improve the conditions of the field at fedex. >>> to the coaching circus in the nfl now and the division rival eagles are going after notre dame head coach brian kelly. philly reportedly interviewed him tuesday. oregon coach chip kelly, no relation, turned down the eagles earlier this week. philadelphia isn't the only team interested in brian kelly. the chicago bears are also interested. >>> coming up the wizards are finally about to get their no. 1 back. john wall prepares for his season debut next.  >>> we may have nhl training camp by this sun. the board of governors rat -- sunday. the board of government ratified the agreement. now it's the players turn. it should be saturday at the latest and at that point, friends, we will officially have hockey. >>> the caps w
to be rookie of the year. going with wilson. battle there. 815 rushing yards, nfl record for a rookie quarterback. the compliments and the kudos go on and on and on. we caught up with gary clark, tony, i know you love him. >> really? >> and asked him about the swag that rg3 has got. >> he just has a whole different vibe about himself. like, he really does -- he reminds me of lebron james when he first came to the nba. automatically he kind of took the league by storm, the profession by storm. and same with rg3. he's a very focused young man whose goal driven. very goal driven. you have to love that. >> cool to see gary clark. >> yeah. >> playoff special here. 4:00, the boys from los angeles take over. and kickoff at 4:30. and hopefully we'll be talking about the win with the postgame show. it's a full day on fox 5. lose the remote in the couch. you have a good excuse to do so. >> yeah. >> going to be busy. but have your smartphone because you have to tweet. >> this game will come down to defense. >> who are you, wisdom martin? >> i was a little more specific than wisdom, yeah. >> he's
baltimore and washington. the nfl teams from both of those cities are on the hunt for playoff victories that will hopefully lead them to the super bowl. if you look around laurel, you will see some redskins paraphernalia on cars, but more cars in the laurel area are carrying stickers and license plates that label their drivers as fans of the baltimore ravens. >> where's your heart? >> oh, ravens. i started off as a baltimore colt fan. i never switched over to the skins. >> you're sticking with baltimore? >> oh, i stick with baltimore. when the ravens came. >> now, if it's baltimore versus washington in the super bowl? >> ravens all the way. >> reporter: but if you ask don shin, who runs pie's deli in laurel, this community in the middle is definitely redskins territory. >> yeah, i thought that my customer, redskins t-shirts, red skin hats, even glove, everything redskins. >> reporter: some locals say a slight shift in geography makes a big difference. >> the further you go up, like jessup and elk ridge. right here is redskins fans. >> reporter: because baltimore's nfl team has been a se
managers were fired this week in the nfl. when that happens, names of potential candidates get thrown into the ring as replacements. one of the names mentioned was skins offensive coordinator kyle shanahan. kyle has been instrumental in the rise of robert griffin, iii this season whose knee is getting better every day. he did practice fully again today, but back to kyle. he's in his third season as offensive coordinator. his success this season has him on other team's radar for head coaching positions. mike shanahan has already said none of his coaches will interview until the season is over, but when that time comes, kyle will be ready. >> yeah, definitely. i think every coach in the nfl, i think that's all of our goals. everybody wants an opportunity someday to a head coach. i hope someday i get that opportunity, very flattering to be mentioned for it now, but i did read that i wasn't allowed to, but didn't know that until you guys read it. it's not something i'm asking about. it's hard to really understand how focused and in a small world we are now as coaches. >> coming up this su
with freezing rain in some places. >>> the son of former nfl star junior seau says he's not surprised his father suffered from a degenerative brain disease linked to several blows to the head. he killed himself last may, two years after he retired. yesterday the national institute of health said say you's brain had consistent abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte. >> in some cases they have exhibited behaviors such as impulsivity, irritability, aggression, memory loss, and suicidal thoughts. >> saeu is the fifth former l player to have committed suicide to have found to have had cte. >>> in playoffs, beginning next season, players will be tested for human growth hormones throughout the regular season. last year players were tested for hgh during spring training. >> to the nba now. some last-minute heroics sunk the heat in miami. lebron james snapped his 54 streak. fourth quarter, under a minute to go. a three-pointer to put the trail blazers ahead. portland held on to beat miami. 92-90 is the final. >>> and an upsetting college hoops. it was arizona's first loss o
con el futbol americano de la nfl. robert griffin iii, quarterback novato de los redskins de washington, estaria camino al quirofano. una fuente de alto nivel dentro de la organizaciÓn de los redskins, dijo que griffin serÁ operado del ligamento lateral colateral y que, durante el procedimiento, el doctor james andrews evaluara el ligamento cruzado anterior y determinarÁ si es necesario que tambiÉn sea reparado. aunque no se ha dado a conocer una fecha ni un horario exactos, la cirugÍa estÁ programada para realizarse esta misma semana. griffin se lesionÓ el domingo pasad, lo que ha desatado la controversia en torno a que si el entrenador en jefe mike shanahan debiÓ permitirle regresar a la cancha a pesar de vamos con las novedades del beisbol de grandes ligas. y es que adam laroche aceptÓ un contrato de dos aÑos para regresar con los nacionales de washington. el acuerdo, otorga ademÁs al primera base y al club una opciÓn a mutua por un tercer aÑo. como agente libre, laroche pretendÍa un contrato de tres aÑos al te Érmino de una temporada en la que bateÓ 33 cu
to it and my prediction, this is a 9-month recovery time table. having said, that that is clear in the nfl that athletes, and it's true in other leagues, get better and better as they accumulate more experience on the field and he's going to be best in the second season after returning and i would expect him to return based on what i have heard from next season. >> and he's not alone. dr. and ruse, the redskins and griffin himself have released statements saying they believe he will be back on the field in time and griffin is staying in florida for a while to be monitored and begin rehabilitation. brian? >> and thanks. >> reporter: we're hearing from the national cathedral. the church will now begin performing same-sex marriages. the cathedral is among the first episcopal churches to officiate the marriages for the gay, lerp warp, bisexual and transgender members. the reverend hall joins us now. good to see you. >> good afternoon. >> and this is a change from previous thinking. hasn't it gone on and said it will perform blessings? why the change? >> two things happened. and it approved a
for the nfl. tom rosen field is among them and enjoys the back and forth. >> that's one of the astonishing things about this. it is at once intimidating and a little pompous, and also people are willing to say anything to -- even to strangers. >> reporter: members who fail to repl all with their thoughts risk being cut. litman already dropped 20 people this year including new york city deputy mayor howard wolfson. >> he hadn't replied in the last couple years. he's a brill implant guy, but if people aren't replying, the community could fall apart. >> reporter: meaning the former member didn't get the list just sent out. one of the best book conscious stag's leap." >> i think drew is brave, willing to argue for a james bond movie as one of the great works of art of the year, and other people are aghast at that. >> reporter: a town big on who you know, all agree this is one list with real connections. angie goff, news4. >>> drew litman's list has never been published until now. we have the top 2012 picks in films, music and books on our website, nbcwashington.com. just search "the list." >>>
called nfl and college football games for 30 years is live to lead our rgiii coverage. >> the criticism is reaching a crescendo against mike shanahan and the washington redskins. it was the worst case scenario for the washington redskins. it lasted 5.5 hours. they repaired the lateral ligament and the aclu. -- acl. this is the second time rgiii's knee has been reconstructed. the integrity had been compromised in the longevity somewhat diminished. when can you expect him back? that also is controversial. the first six-eight weeks of recovery are critical. the redskins says he could be back in the six-eight months. that is very optimistic after a full reconstruction of the need. it is a redo, the second time he has had the knee reconstructed. that is the optimistic probability. the rehab it now begins. he is fit and extremely motivated. >> we definitely know that much. the reconstruction of two ligaments including the acl is a long the process for a professional athlete, let alone for anybody at home. tom roussey with the struggle people face with a knee surgery. >> folks we talked to in
to be a signature sporting event. like you say, last time nfl playoff game here? you got to go all the way back to 1999. unexpected. heck yeah. that makes its all the more special. fedex field getting all decked out for wild card weekend. this is a shot right here from above. the big old stadium as they put the special playoff logos on the field. now as for the game redskins have been preparing this week. like the previous seven with a winner go home mentality. big stage, postseason. winner advances and loser goes to the golf course. >> the ball game you know most of the time you're doing way too much thinking trying to devise the perfect play for the perfect defense and you get in the game and they do something totally different because they do the same thing for the past month. i think it's just like a regular season game. but with a playoff game atmosphere. you know guys are going to give it their alienia motier what. i'll -- all no malter what. we'll be ready for it. >> they're top ten in every category. they have great players. they have a great front four. >> just to have a chance to be i
, gary. thank you so much. >>> well, eight months after former nfl star junior seau killed himself we are learning that he did indeed suffer from degenerative brain disease. the national institutes of health released a study showing that his brain had the abnormalities consistent with chronic encephalopathy. >>> a lake braddock high school baseball player was paralyzed in a tragic diving accident. he was told he would never walk again but he proved everyone wrong. in october, balancinger received a baseball medal, and at the ceremony he stood up and took a few steps. his medical bills are mounting, and this weekend there is a benefit to help his family pay for them. it's sunday night at national cathedral school. there is a dinner, a silent auction with everything from trips to flying less son, even a package that the nationals have donated. for more information on that benefit you can head over to our website, wusa9.com. >>> well, do you need ambien to help you sleep at night? why the fda is going to start cracking down on just how much is in that pill that your doctor gives you. >>>
than 30 nfl players have been found to have deceased nfl players found to have that same disease. >>> caps training camp scheduled to start on sunday, but players and fans alike have been getting reacclimated to the practice facility already. that's where guys like brooks got an early start and shared some of their thoughts about the lockout. from lockout to plaqueout. a serene setting as unofficial practice started in the dark. >> still locked out, apparently. >> reporter: lighting the lamp not as much of a concern. >> ovechkin. >> reporter: as bringing back the casual fan bridge et, her friend and their kids came from annapolis just to watch practice. >> i want them to be excited about hockey, and i don't want them to be aware of all the stuff that goes on in the background. i just want them to come watch the game, enjoy it and like hockey. >> i field like we just punched our sport in the face. i feel bad for everything that was affected about i it directly or indirectly. i'm sitting there saying a, how do you take a sport away and then, b, how do you take it away from everythi
harder to get and abuse. >>> a pathology report shows former nfl player junior seau had a degenerative brain disease when he shot and killed himself last year. the national institutes of health studied seau's brain at his family's request. doctors found abnormalities consistent with the disease known as cte likely brought on by years of repeated hits to the head. cte is believed to have caused depression, memory loss and dementia in a number of former football players. joining us now to explain more is dr. michael yokelson from national medstar hospital. how do repeated head injuries lead to a disease? >> thank you for having me. so we are very familiar with what happens in concussion on a one time basis, but what we have learned over many years of studying this is that you end up with multiple concussions or multiple brain injuries, you can develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte and it becomes a degenerative process that over type can look very much like alzheimer's and have other symptoms besides just the cognitive problems or the dementia and it can cause depression and oth
this season eight months after having surgery on his acl and mcl, he nearly set the nfl rushing record. not every case is simple. the former redskin tim hightower tore his acl in the 2011 season and he suffered a setback in his recovery and missed all of the football season. >> and can you understand the battle robert was having with himself and he felt he had to be out, there even though he knew he should not have been? >> and that is a tough part. it's easy for people to say, you know, he should not be up there doing this or out there doing that and he has a lot of pressure on him and exceeded every single expectation. and when you're in that situation where you're constantly facing a franchise and you have a lot of expectations and put a lot of pressure on yourself, he came in with a lot of expectations for himself that i think exceeded those around him. >> reporter: the nose tackle for the redskins e-mailed me with his response to the news a couple of minutes ago and saying in part the recent success of guys coming back from the serious knee injuries gives you hope that hcan bounce
on capitol hill. >>> time now for the morning line as robert griffin iii continues to recover. the nfl players association may launch an investigation into the handling of his injury. if they go forward, independent doctors will be brought in to see if the redskins followed the recommendations of their medical staff and in the nfl playoffs, two of the greatest players face off this weekend, ray lewis and peyton manning. denver is riding on an 11-game winning streak. but lewis insists his team is ready. this could be lewis' last game. he is set to retire when the ravens season is over. >>> witching gears to major league baseball, the league will now test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to check for the use of artificial testosterone. -- giving gears to major league baseball. >>> to hockey now, the caps back on the ice tuning up for the delayed start of the season. tomorrow morning, hockey is expected to officially be back. players have until 5:00 a.m. to cast the vote on the labor deal. the players union will announce the results shortly a
of the youngest fans are showing off their team spirit. >>> it is a big weekend for the nfl and a big day for the terps in college park. >> plus, the wizards push brooklyn to the brink. it's all in your "sports minute." >> good morning. your "sports minute" begins with nfl playoff. the postseason does start today. first up, bengals and texans face off in the afc wild card at 4:30 p.m. while the vikings and packers match up at 8:00 p.m. in the nfc wild card. both games can be seen here on nbc 4. >>> to the hardwood, last night wizards hosting the nets. bradley biehl scores a career high 23 points, including this three to send the game to double overtime. but it's not enough. joe johnson's jumper with 0.7 seconds in the game proves to be the difference. >>> and today in college park, the 12-1 maryland terrapins open acc play against virginia tech. noon tipoff for the terps and oh hokies. have a great saturday. >>> you've been great about sending pictures of your redskins pride. we've seen everything from a class full of rg3 jerseys to somebody's pooch wearing the burgundy and gold and even
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investigation into the death of nfl great junior seau. doctors revealing their findings for the first time. and it could affect players from the big leagues to pop warner. abc's jim avila is here with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a giant in the game, junior seau is the biggest name in football, linked to brain damage for taking too many hits to the head. abc news and espn learned exclusively, before his suicide, seau suffered damage to his head. junior seau, an icon in the 1990s, whose passionate hits made him a dominant figure in the nfl. but after his sudden suicide in 2012, many questioned whether the effect of those hits on the 43-year-old's brain, could have played a role. >> the head-to-head contact, the collisions, they're out of control. >> reporter: now, seau's family says it has an answer to that question from the national institutes of health. abc news and espn have learned exclusively, seau's brain showed visible signs of cte, chronic, traumatic encephalopathy, the injury that shrinks and hardens brain tissue like this. and is at the center of today's foo
weekend. so you know we're ready on fox n.f.l. sunday. we'll hit the streets of washington, d.c., to get an inside look at how rg3 and the redskins have revitalized our nation's capital. also, seattle's russell wilson sits down to talk about his remarkable rookie season. all that and more on the fort fox n.f.l. sunday pre-game. the final score from arlington, texas a&m 41 to oklahoma's 13. congratulations again to the aggies with their cotton bowl victory. it's been a great season here on fox. behalf of eddie george, joey harrington and the entire fox sports crew, i'm erin andrews. good night, everybody. captioned by closed captioning services, inc [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles, yellow mustard and bubbly melted cheese. all piled-high on our signature freshly baked bread. made hot, toasty and just for you. and don't be afraid to put your spin on this deli style deliciousity -- add your favorite ingredients, like spicy jalapeÑos or crisp green peppers. get to you
, one of the youngest teams in the nfl, they don't care about history. they do not care about what the seahawks did in 2005 or 1983. which is the last road playoff win. they don't care. it's all about that's media hype. we're going to leave that to you guys in washington. >> this thing is all about the quarterbacks though. rg3, cool guy. rustle wilson -- russell wilson, short guy. i think he's got a small man's complex. can he even see over his line? rg3, we've got the cool guy on s.i. you know, he's got the no hex here, obviously. we know we've got him going there. your guy, we looked him up because we couldn't find any magazines he was on, but i did find one, chris. i don't know if you can see it, but he's on the front of a national women's magazine. there's russell wilson right there. so you may not be able to see that, but he's on the front of that magazine. >> i can't see it. all i know is that is the rg3 hype machine. and granted, he has the numbers to back it up. in fact, i did a little thing here on our set today. the numbers are almost identical to quarterbacks. now, russe
go this nfl?for him in the >> it comes down to the guys you and the coaches. the one thing our coaches did you.hey did not baby they threw everything at me and me learn to fly. there were really hard on me and it paid off. if you have a mindset that it's year, thattake me a it's hard for you to be successful. >> join us tonight for our special at 8:00 at 9:00 p.m. and on news channel 8. weekend, everybody. >> thanks so much, horace. it's 31 degrees on this friday. meteorologist adam with a game day forecast for. and on metro this weekend, expect a raise because new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brigighter. more saving. more doing. that's the pow of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. man: at turbotax, we know this is more than a paycheck. it's long, hard days, late nights, and missed little league games.
, fox news. >>> pathology reports shows the former nfl player junior seau had a degenerative brain disease. they studied his brain at the request of the family and doctors found abnormalities with linked to cte, that is said to cause major memory loss and dementia in a number of football players. >>> gary mcgrady, all i heard you say was that it's going to get better. >> hard to believe. >> that's right. >> and temperature, not so much. >> okay. >> and we're talking about the warm-up coming our way for the weekend and all things considered and let's show you that, too. 55 down there in fredericksburg and this is two great days. i'm jealous. you were in the mid-60s yesterday and we were stuck in the 40s and lower 50s. it's two good days down south. culpeper, 54; monasses pox; we're 52 in town and notice to the north and west, hagerstown, 44; martinsburg, 47 and winchester, 46 and some 40s out there. it's been nice today and some sunshine. the temperatures into the mid- 50s for most of us and this is what is happening now. high clouds are coming on across and that rain stays away and
that for the next week. it's good to see him being so successful. >> sunday's game is only the second time in nfl history that two rookies will face off in the playoffs. you can catch a full preview of the game in a special edition of redskins show time. doc walker, dan hellie and others will get you ready for the matchup here on news 4 at 7:30 tonight. >> i can hardly contain my excitement. as my kindergartner said, had game is going to be epic. >> gave you a fist bump after that. >> you know it. can't wait. mayor vincent gray has a bet with seattle's mayor and another wager has put coffee beans on the line. it's getting serious. prince george's county has a bet with dow constantine, the executive of king county in washington state. if seattle wins, constantine gets a supply of 8 o'clock coffee roasted in maryland. if the redskins wins, they get starbucks coffee. both men will wear a jersey for the winning team. >> getting in on the action. >> indeed. >>> coming up on 4:52. not 6. tom kierein is here with a -- >> i have a wager with a meteorologist in seattle. if we lose, we get the washington m
angelo hall where lynch stands in the hire arcty of nfl running backs. >> he is right at the top of that list. he is right at the top of that list. we've known that over the past couple of years. even in buffalo, man, i thought he was a hell of a running back then. i didn't understand why they got rid of him. one man's trash is another man's treasure. when we played adrian peterson, you know, marshawn lynch is that same kind of guy. will bring that same kind of intensity to the game for him, too. so, you know, it's nothing special you do. but like i said, you always have to know where he is. you know, we got to get as many guys around him as possible because one time is going to have a hard time bringing him down. >> it's a big sunday on fox5. start thing at 3:30 our special pregame show. lindsay, doc myself, we will break it down. at 4:30 kickoff between the seahawks and the redskins. round one of the playoffs. we will follow it up with a postgame show. the redskins happen to be the only home team playing this week and it is actually the underdog. to hoops now. a programming note. maryland
came back, the number one running back in the nfl after acl surgery what are rg iii's chances of coming back? >> it is unfair to compare this. this is a second surgery, he already had the acl repaired once and also had a second ligament involved as well. dr. andrews gave an encouraging report today, saying 6 to 8 months should be ready to start the season. there are many people think that may be too optimistic and we may be looking at a return at some point in the middle of the season. some people may say he may not be functioning at his previous level right away. it may be some time for him to be back, the old rg iii we knew. for washington dc the bigger issue is having him come back at full force and really hoping he has a great longevity to his career. >> all right. thanks so much for coming in. >> thank you. >> brian. >> not you yet brian. we will talk about what we asked our facebook friends today, what impact will rg iii's injury have in future. >> he will be back by week one and better than ever. >> with this type of injury i feel even when it heals that knee will limit his abili
] [indiscernible] they do this for their fans. this does not happen anywhere else in the nfl. >> i have a lot of family in houston. we have a friendly family rivalry. everybody wears red but nobody comes to my business. it is pretty unique to this area. you guys are awesome. [cheers] >> i love them this much. >> she loves them this much. how do we feel about the team winning tomorrow? what do we need to do tomorrow? see, i stumped her. offense and defense. touchdowns, touchdowns. you can log onto our website to find out where the purple caravan is going to be. there will be giveaways and prizes. the ravens cheerleaders will fire up this crowd. [cheers] [indiscernible] jennifer franciotti. go, ravens! >> you have to talk louder. we cannot hear you. >> they have passion. back to you. >> fire related deaths across the state are down by 22%. fire claimed the lives of 52 marylanders last year. there are safer cigarettes. >> congratulations continue to pour into maryland educators as the state school system hold on to list number-one ranking 45th street year. fifth straight year. the governor said
want to be featured on that show like ever. >> nfl hall of famer and a guy who is in maryland's basketball game. >> if you ever see chris hansen coming up your steps, don't answer the door. >> i'm running for cover. guys, thank you very much . good luck with the show. we appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you. and thank you, pal. we'll have you on some time. >> sure. i'll talk about my old days at jackson state university. very short conversation. see you, guys. >> all right. confused by your taxes? the irs understands why. what it's calling for straight ahead. >> checking up so you don't bottom out. the new rules that lenders will have to play by when approving you for a mortgage. >> attention grabbing handwriting may be the least of his worries right now. he needs senate. doug luzader has a look at the president's cabinet changes when we come back. it's 9:12.   (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee)
from the e.r. if you are sick. an espn investigation, an nfl superstar, junior seau. we have proof that he had brain damage. everyone in football talking about this tonight. also, we'll be covering the oscars so please join us. >> you can watch those stories and more tonight on "world news" after abc 7 news at 6:00. >> 7 is on your side with a new drug guideline. the food and drug administration is requiring drug makers such as ambien to lower the dosage of the drug. it is based on studies that the active ingredient in the drug is high enough to cause difficulty driving the next morning. there is a number of car accidents connected to these drugs. >> 7 is on your side with a warning for democracy customers. they are warning customers about a scam where someone calls claiming to be a demon employee. he threaten tos co cut off electricity if the bill is not paid within hours or they might claim there is problem with your meter. dominion says they will never ask for direct payment but they will direct customers how to make a payment. >> coming up at 6
's what they think about junior seau seau. it showed chronic encephalopathy. most of the nfl players brains have shown this. these are people who wanted their brain studied. they are a little bit of a biased group. clearly, it is a significant issue. stage four being anger, um pu e impulsivity. >> so the knocks to his head changed his personality too? >> what we've learned from this is the only thing that can cause this problem, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is like an alzheimer's disease that strikes young people i saw some first-hand. went to the lab where they are looking at this. that chronic traumatic encephalopathy can be caused by concussions and sub con cuss sieve hits. seau didn't have a lot of concussions but he did have a lot of hits to the head tichlts not just concussions but just repeated blows to the head over a very long career. >> how many hits to the head and you get this condition? >> we don't seem to have an absolute number. this is still relatively emerging science. a couple years ago, we weren't hardly talking about this. we do seem to know that th
. nfl wild card weekend underway with a strong bang yesterday. i hope you watched these games, strong packers defense made quick work of minnesota, 24-10. they play they play san francisco next week and foster led the victory over cincinnati, 19-13 and houston faces a tough battle against new england next weekend, ali. >> thank you. 15-year-old malala yousufzai, a symbol of courage after being shot in the head by the taliban. and this week released from a british hospital. will malala live a normal live or carry on her mission or return to pakistan? joining us now is the president of act for america, and the author bridgette gabriel. >> good morning, just to recap, let's tell malala's story again. she has been a champion for years of girls education in pakistan. she wants equal rights. she had a blog she spoke out about what was like being a young girl in the swat valley in pakistan, for all of that targeted tore the for the taliban and pulled over her school bus as she was on the way home from school and shot her in the head. miraculously, she survived, thanks to the great work of so
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